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“Grandson was enthralled” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Melbourne Museum

Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
+61 3 8341 7777
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Ranked #16 of 203 attractions in Melbourne
Type: Museums, Natural History Museums
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Owner description: One of Australia's popular and loved museums! Perfect for the whole family, Melbourne Museum showcases Australian social history, Aboriginal cultures, science and the environment. Inside: Experience Victorian and Australian Aboriginal culture - from the time of Creation through to today; Marvel at the history and development of Melbourne; Walk through a living forest; Surround yourself with life-size dinosaurs and animals from around the world; - Enter a world of dreams, emotions, thoughts and memories in the Mind and Body Gallery; Visit the Children's Gallery for a world designed especially for childrend aged 3 0 8 years old; Be immersed in the latest IMAX films;- Discover the rich history of the World Heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building, and that's just the start! Melbourne Museum is located adjacent to the World Heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton and is home to IMAX Melbourne and the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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“Grandson was enthralled”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

Made one realise just how hard it was for early settlers and even for those who came here on the £10 scheme! There is an I tear active area for children which both grandson and grandad enjoyed.

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Melbourne, Australia
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“Worth it!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

well organized with good programs. very good for singles and families.
play ground for children is fair and there are some entertainment.
big place so plan it in advanced...

Visited August 2012
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Adelaide, Australia
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“well worth the entry fee”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Having been succinctly inebriated across an entire trip of the city and bar section of Melbourne, left 800, and 1000 dollars respectively out of pocket. We haphazardly wandered across a gorgeous looking park, with a water fountain that was surrounded by a white plastic sheet - not a very good job of hiding it - probably because the statue was twice as big. As we couldn't get into the old gothic stlye building, which appeared to be with a university? We wandered around, saw he museum, and figured that would be next best. The forest / nature walk was a bit of a bore. The blue bird i thought could have been one of those usa drones as it was very robotic.Unhelped that it wouldn't take our blue offering. I'm unsure its ever built a nest properly before either - or been kept in captivity. My favourite exhibit was the taxidermy - assuming this look was the last the animal ever gave. And mind exhibits was also fantastic. The secret to the code is not another 9?¿ Also that dinosaur with the cap - ROFL. Hopefully a good throw.

Visited December 2012
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“not what we expected”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

Over all it was a bit of a let down, poor signage, a lot of space not a lot to look at. Cafe was nice if not over un by unruly people who dont know how to stand in line.

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“Something for weveryone”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

The exhibitions are interesting & look out for major block-buster events. A great gift shop. Also find out about lectures that occur inn the evenings - they are great.

Visited October 2012
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